How to create an ombre ink effect with Visible Image and the Misti + blog hop

visible image blog hopHi and welcome to the incredible Visible Image and Misti blog hop! We prepared some amazing projects to show you how you can use the Misti to create truly amazing pieces of art. And what are the perfect images for this? Exactly, the Visible Image stamps with their huge variety of designs.

I decided to create four cards, all using the same technique to create an ombre effect. The best stamps for this technique are silhouette images or stamps with larger solid areas. In addition to the stamps and the Misti you need some juicy ink and paper that can handle those inks, so not too thin.
Visible Image and Misti Blog Hop

I prefer using three colors. It’s important that the colors are rather close to each other. For example, a light yellow next to a deep orange won’t work. Start by inking up parts of the stamp with the lightest color, then the middle of the stamp with the medium shade and at last the darkest. Now you might need to blend with the different shades back and forth till the harsh lines are somewhat gone. Now you stamp the first time.
Visible Image and Misti Blog Hop

You do the same thing for a second layer of ink, again from light to dark and then a little blending. This second layer stamped over the first helps to blend it even better. Thanks to the Misti it’s super easy to stamp the image onto the exact same spot over and over again. Keep in mind that every extra layer of ink will darken the colors, so you shouldn’t add more than two layers for darker shades and three layers for light colors. I kept mine at two layers for all four of my cards.
Visible Image and Misti Blog Hop

Next up, I added a sentiment in grey or black to all the images, again using the Misti to stamp them – just in case I missed a spot of one of the stamps and have to re-stamp the sentiment. I didn’t want to risk anything with these amazing images 😉
Visible Image and Misti Blog Hop

Lastly, I picked some colored card stock that matched the color scheme of the ombre image and then adhered everything onto a card base.
Visible Image and Misti Blog Hop

I hope you enjoyed my cards and feel inspired to try your own ombre stamping. Don’t forget to jump along with us and get even more inspiration from all the design team members.

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We will choose two lucky commenters from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at and a $50 shopping spree at Leave your comments no later than Monday, April 30th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday May 1st, on the Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

Your are here –> Josefine Fouarge
Next stop –> Chris Dayton

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  1. What a brilliant effect. Will have to try it. Thank you!
    Lynda x

  2. Beautiful… Thank you for sharing such a useful technique!

    *Leaves a slice of birthday cake for you*
    xx Erika

  3. Great ombre technique and card teamie!

  4. Beautiful ombre effect you achieved and I love all the cards!

  5. Superb ombre effects on these cards Josefine. Fab designs too xx

  6. This is such a cool technique and I’m definitely going to have to try it out with my MISTI. 🙂 Your cards are so CAS but pack a big punch of WOW! Thanks for sharing your lovely art!

  7. Superb effect xx Zoe xx

  8. Beautiful effects!

  9. Jolies cartes, un faible pour l’attrape rêves dans la tête ! ça me plaît !

  10. Lovely cards and I like the inks you have used . xx

  11. Wow! Awesome cards and colors!!!

  12. Cards are awesome !!

  13. I love these cards Josefine… just stunning!

  14. Amazing cards! Love the ombre colors & those gorgeous images! Thanks for the tutorial also.

  15. Love this set of cards, such yummy colours. Hugs, P xxxxx

  16. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE this technique with the Misti! AND I am drooling over these Visible Images! WONDERFUL JOB on ALL FOUR of your cards, Josefine!!! 😉

  17. Great cards…you have pushed me to give ombre an outing again soon.

  18. Very pretty cards, love the ombre!

  19. Ildiko Vasarhelyi Zaja

    Amazing ombre stamping, I need to try

  20. what fun cards with the ombre look!

  21. Beautiful cards! Great sentiments too! And the color choices for each card are Fabulous!

  22. fantastic effect – definately need to try this. Thanks for sharing

  23. I can’t wait to try this ombre effect. These are beautiful!

  24. Beautiful set of cards! Love that unicorn!

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